I am currently sitting at a temporary site office.
It’s 26 degrees Celsius outside and probably 36 degrees inside..
There is one fan which makes an awful lot of noise but barely provides any air.
In about a minute I will most likely evaporate.
I look around.
Most colleagues have put on summer clothing.
Some more appropriate than others.
Summer definitely has affect on people’s mindset.
Some have worked very hard on their body image since the beginning of the year and are proud to show off.
Some were basically born in hot pants.
Others are a bit more conservative.
Personally, I am leaning towards the conservative side.
The office is simply not a place to wear your beach dress or ugly slippers.
I was happy to see one other female being dressed in the way I was.
UNTIL she started talking about how she couldn’t wait to get into her bikini this afternoon and just lay on the beach.
The group of men we were surrounded by, of course commented on it.
That’s where your #metoo issues start.
Unpopular opinion, I know.
But let’s face it, if you can’t behave, don’t expect the others to.
For many years I have been uncomfortable with the summer for more reasons than just ants, hot sweaty nights and dragging warm days at the office.
No matter what my body looked like, I always covered up.
I still do, at work.
But outside of work, I am happy to wear shorts and t-shirt.
Even a dress, on occasion.
And if may just give on tip for ladies who are not comfortable wearing a bikini, join me in wearing a Dress swimming suit!
As Baz Luhrmann once sang:
Enjoy your body
use it every way you can…
don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it
it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own